Christopher Michael Courtois


    Christopher Michael Courtois of St. James, Missouri was born April 28, 1981 in Sullivan, Missouri to Richard Lee and Carolyn Lee Cates Courtois and  passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at the age of 41 years.


    He married Richelle Johnson in St. James, Missouri.
    He graduated from John F. Hodge High School in 1999. He was active in band, football, and choir.
    His interests included medieval history and swords, Dungeons and Dragons,and he had a great love for the herbs. He was an avid reader. He loved animals, especially his pet snake.  
    He managed several stores in the St. James-Rolla area. He was currently working at Break Time.     
    With his fun-loving spirit, he had the gift of making people laugh.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Lee Courtois who passed away November 28, 2014; grandparents, Bernard and Helen Bayer Courtois, Clarence and Fern Dixon Cates; and sister-in-law, Kathy Courtois.
    He  is survived by his wife, Richelle of St. James, Missouri; mother, Carolyn Courtois of St. James, Missouri; sons, Dryden Michael Courtois of St. James, Missouri, Alexander Trey Phelan of St. James, Missouri and Devin Nicholas Phelan and wife Ryley Danielle of St. James, Missouri; brothers, Richard Matthew Courtois of St. James, Missouri and Mark Patrick Courtois of St. James, Missouri; grandson, Lucas Michael James Phelan; great nephew, Grayson Patric Courtois; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
    Memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri with Father Greg Meystrik officiating.
    Honorary pallbearers were Ryan Matthew Courtois, Logan Douglas Courtois, Seth Patric Courtois, Alexis Shyann Courtois, Shad Scantlin and Kodie Campbell.
    Burial of the ashes was in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Cemetery following the memorial service.
    Arrangements under the direction of Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.